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New York Missionaries Ditch Smartphones, Television for God

In Alphabet City, there lives a group of young men who don’t date, watch movies or television, read the news or have internet in their home.

These Avenue D roommates may sound like anachronistic hipsters, but in fact, the clean-cut millennials are among the 250 male and female Mormons serving in the church’s New York New York North mission, which spans from Manhattan to Albany – a number that has exploded from 148 missionaries two years ago.

Hayden Kroff, 19, and Tahuahi Berryman, 23, better known as “Elder Kroff” and “Elder Berryman,” had no idea where in the world they’d end up after submitting applications to become missionaries.

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